Hiroshige Ando, Entering Boat at Tsukuda Island, Famous Places of the Eastern Capital
Artist: Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858)
Title: Entering boat at Tsukuda Island
Series title: Famous Places of the Eastern Capital
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
Size: 24.9 x 37 cm
Condition: Centrefold, tears, stains due to old glue, trimmed, wear and soiling.
Hiroshige I Utagawa was renowned as one of the most skilled landscape artists of his time. Following in the footsteps of his teacher, Toyohiro Utagawa, he embraced producing images of natural landscapes at a time when travel between provinces was becoming more common, and convenient. With this new ease of travel came the demand for guides to these foreign locales in the form of both writing and images.
The island of Tsukudashima was known for its fishermen and its eerie sight at night, when the fire baskets used for fishing would glow in the dark, resembling spirits of local lore. Edo Bay was shallow and large ships had to lie at anchor in the bay, with cargo being transferred to smaller boats. Hiroshige manages to capture the daily life of fishermen and show the large number on boats just outside of Edo which suggests the commercial success and prosperity of the city.
|Print Format||Oban (Horizontal)|
|Artist Name||Hiroshige Ando|
|Title||Entering boat at Tsukuda Island|
|Dimensions||24.9 x 37 cm|
|Condition Report||Centrefold, tears, stains due to old glue, trimmed, wear and soiling.|